Monday, May 2, 2016
Elise Capron of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency is donating a critique of your query and first ten pages! This is for a 1-2 page written critique of a query letter and first 10 pages of a fiction or non-fiction manuscript(click on the headline above to see more!)
ELISE CAPRON is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In addition to handling her own list, she oversees the daily operations of the SDLA office, and works closely with Sandra Dijkstra on author development and management. She is most interested in character-driven literary fiction and well-written narrative non-fiction (particularly serious history with a good story).
A graduate of Emerson College, Elise holds a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing. She has been with the Dijkstra Agency since late 2003.
Elise is interested in fiction that has unforgettable writing, a distinctive narrative voice, and memorable characters. She loves novels with an unusual or eccentric edge and is drawn to stories she has never heard before. She aims to work with writers who are getting their work published regularly in magazines and who have a realistic sense of the market and their audience.
On the non-fiction front, Elise is looking for fascinating true stories told in a compelling way. Currently, Elise is especially interested in working with up-and-coming scholars (particularly historians) who are looking to transition from the academic market to a trade readership, as well as journalists.
Please note that Elise is specifically not interested in: fantasy, young-adult/middle-grade, picture books, romance, sci-fi, business books, cookbooks, poetry, religious/spiritual books, screenplays, or self-help. And while she will consider memoir, please note that she takes on little in this area.
Elise is NOT currently accepting unsolicited submissions, so this is a great opportunity to get your work in front of her!
This item will close on May 4, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, instructions on how to send your pages to Elise will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.